Singing held at Auction Barn on Friday, May 2
By Mae Buice
The day was cool and beautiful and our services were opened with our own Sugar Creek Quartet and their version of “Just a little talk with Jesus.” After the congregational singing Lou opened his sermon entitled, “Dressing for the Occasion,” using the text Matthew 22. I ask this question, do WE know how to dress for the occasion? I can remember when I wore my best to church and Mama would insist that I change as soon as we’d get home, keeping that dress nice for the next time. Now it seems that slouchy jeans and shirts are accepted and in some occasions shorts. This is not dress wear for the Lord’s house, give of your best to the Master and do the same in His house.
There’s going to be a marriage this world has never seen, some glad some sad when the Lord comes again. Humble yourself, seek His face. We are living in a land that needs healing. There’ll be a great famine for food and water and for the gospel. God’s people are watching over His bride.
Dressing for the Occasion: We can’t mingle with the world and represent Christ. Satan has his crowd. He’s waiting to tempt you and me. Keep on the wedding dress. He’ll pour out His wrath if you don’t. Clean up your act. Keep that dress clean. Seek His face. Learn all about Him that is possible for you to learn. Satan knows how to disrupt God’s house. Respond to the grace of God. Believe in the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Stand before Him with that garment on. Sunday night was our regular fourth Sunday night “Singspiration.” We had a good crowd with visitors and relatives of Jackie and Johnny. We enjoyed all that took part to show their talents. We could almost call it “Morris Stancil Night,” as about half the songs were written by Morris.
The husband of Shirley Minish passed away while we were on vacation. I’d like to send her my love and deepest sympathy even though I’m late. My prayers are with you, Shirley.
I’d like to thank those that went to Freeman’s Creek Baptist Church last week to support me as I sang for their revival. It made my heart rejoice to know that I had those from my own church supporting me. Thanks from my heart. James and I attended every night and enjoyed hearing Rev. Tony Lee from Colbert.
The crowd was small but the songs and music were good as we attended the “Community Sing” at Grace on Thursday night. Thanks to those that fixed the delicious refreshments. Thank you Tom for bringing this to our neighborhood.
Tyler Ward has decided to attend college at Atlanta Christian College, where he will also play baseball. Congratulations to Tyler.
We are looking ahead to our Vacation Bible School. Not sure but I believe the date has been set for June 22. You’ll hear more about this later.
Our last AWANA meeting will be May 14. That will be our Award’s Night.
There were 16 of us that enjoyed our Senior Citizen outing to Granite Shoals restaurant last Friday night. We enjoyed the food as well as the visitation before and after our delicious supper.
Each “First Friday night of the month” there is a singing at the Crawfordville Auction Barn. This Friday night, May 2 Clarke Kesler and his band will be the special singers. It begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free but an offering will be taken.
June 8 we will have our Baby Dedication Day.
Birthday blessings to Betty McDaniel who will celebrate on May 2.
Health Tip of the week: Eat Tomatoes. They are good for the heart, cholesterol, cancer and the prostate.
Until next week may the Lord bless you real good.